Saturday, January 02, 2016

Pretty packages

My boss snuck this beautiful box and a Starbucks gift card onto my desk before the holidays. As it turns out, he gave a gift to all of his leads. It was the first time he'd done that and we were all pleasantly surprised. If you know me, you know that I was quite taken with the beautiful box and ribbon. As it turned out, the box contained some of my favorite kind of cookies: shortbread, with the added bonus of them containing macadamia nuts (another favorite) and dipped in chocolate (yet another favorite). Of course, I'm going to save the box when the cookies are all gone.

I received another surprise, this time from a scrapbook buddy. She sent me this beautiful Japanese box, just because. Another unexpected gift that touched me.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

My little owl friend found a home among all my Christmas decorations at work.

And the secret Santas at work used his mailbox as a delivery system so he got lots of visitors, tee hee!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Owl be home for Christmas

AKA, I couldn't resist this cutie from Target. How much could I not resist? I even paid full price (only $5)! He'll be going to the office with me on Monday.

And yes, I am doing a bit of crafting. It feels good to play with paper again.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September gas prices

9/6/15       $2.95
9/12/15     $2.85
9/19/15     $2.65

Love that the prices went down.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Day 53/100

At last count (so long ago!) I was ahead, but now I've fallen way behind. Here's what has left the house since the last update.

Sold the following through a FB selling group:
4 baggies of eyelets
3 embossing folders
1 adhesive pack
1 washi tape
3 packs of embellishments
1 8x8 paper pad

5 6x6 paper pads (yay!)
1 tote bag
1 stamp

Gave away:
1 skirt (so happy with this one, my coworker LOVED it)
3 magazines
2 bags of candy (donated to the office candy bowl)

So that's 21 more items gone for a total of 34. Got some catching up to do, sigh.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Day 10/100

Just one more thing gone. I went through the backyard and picked up all the old, broken plant markers and plastic pots I've been saving just in case I decide to start seedlings (ha!) and tossed them.

So the count is 13 things gone in 10 days. I need to step up my game, otherwise, I see myself getting behind soon.

But the bad thing is, I went to two estate sales today. I figured it was the second (or third) day of the sale so there shouldn't be anything left, right? Nope, I still managed to spend $8 and bring home 4 books (one will be gifted), a few new scarves (which will also be gifted), and several knickknacks. I think I need to bring back the one-in-one out policy....

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Day 5/100

I'm starting out strong on my destashing.

1 skort. I loaned it to a friend and she liked it so much, I gave it to her.
1 meat tenderizer. I think I used it twice, but had trouble giving it away because it costs so much. It was easier giving it to a friend.
5 magazines. These went to the donation box at work. The magazines are taken to a local hospital. The magazines had been sitting around for a few months and I needed this challenge to finally get them out of the house.
5 baggies of fiber/ribbon. These are part of my craft destash sale. There were probably over 100 pieces of yarn and ribbon in those baggies, but I think counting them individually would be cheating.

12 things gone in 5 days. Woo hoo! I'm ahead of the count!